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A quirky coloring book featuring Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGuinness, Brian Rea, and other contemporary art icons

A quirky coloring book featuring Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGuinness, Brian Rea, and other contemporary art icons | D_sign | Scoop.it

The childhood classic, reimagined to delight art-lovers of all ages and sensibilities.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

geek as hell: random acts of geekness | D_sign | Scoop.it

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Mindblowing anamorphic 3D drawings

Mindblowing anamorphic 3D drawings | D_sign | Scoop.it

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi creates beautiful anamorphic 3D sketches. He shares them on DeviantArt and his personal website.

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The beautiful game: World Cup posters 1930-2014

The beautiful game: World Cup posters 1930-2014 | D_sign | Scoop.it

2014 marks the twentieth World Cup and it’s the second time the competition has been played in Brazil. These are the posters for all twenty tournaments from the first held in Uruguay 1930.

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Stone busts carved from stacked books

Stone busts carved from stacked books | D_sign | Scoop.it

Sculptor Long-Bin Chen creates art out of recycled books and magazines; his current show, at Charleston's Halsey, features a series of pieces that appear to be solid sculptures, but which are actually carved stacks of books, painted and surfaced on one side.

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Anti-homeless spikes are just the latest in 'defensive urban architecture'

Anti-homeless spikes are just the latest in 'defensive urban architecture' | D_sign | Scoop.it

Pay-per-minute benches, 'pig ears' to prevent skateboarding, devices that emit an unpleasant sound only teenagers can hear … Cities have many tactics to discourage 'unwanted' behaviour.

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Tisha Cherry's food art

Tisha Cherry's food art | D_sign | Scoop.it

Food artist Tisha Cherry transforms everyday edibles into tributes to iconic works of art; as she explains, her motivations are a combination of an affinity for bad puns and a desire to turn 'the mundane into the magical from palette to palate'.

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Living skyscraper concept is straight out of J.R.R. Tolkien's dreams

Living skyscraper concept is straight out of J.R.R. Tolkien's dreams | D_sign | Scoop.it

Dubbed Urban Skyfarm, the folks at Aprilli conceived a 525-foot 'living' skyscraper capable of housing over 1.5 million square feet of common space. Not all the space would be used to grow food. Pathways and a high-flying skybridge would be integrated into the design so that visitors could meander about the gardens, hydroponic decks and orchards.

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Andy Warhol on sex and love

Andy Warhol on sex and love | D_sign | Scoop.it

'Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don't have it'.

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Vienna proves just how beautiful public housing can be

Vienna proves just how beautiful public housing can be | D_sign | Scoop.it

Austria has a long history of elaborate and even beautiful public housing projects. The legacy stretches back to the days of 'Red Vienna' in the early 20th century, when the socialist government in power took a special interest in designing for the general public.

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The Comic Sans creator explains how he made the world's most-hated font

The Comic Sans creator explains how he made the world's most-hated font | D_sign | Scoop.it

Font inventor Vincent Connare spoke at the fourth annual Boring Conference, along with a man cooking pancakes on a couple of irons and an expert on Walkers crisps.

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These edible art supplies are nothing short of delicious

These edible art supplies are nothing short of delicious | D_sign | Scoop.it

Love art? Got a craving for chocolate? You'll love these edible art supplies. Design studio Nendo created these 'oil paints' which aren't paints at all, but rather chocolates filled with delicious syrups.

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11 abandoned buildings turned into street art galleries

11 abandoned buildings turned into street art galleries | D_sign | Scoop.it

When street artists look for a gallery to show their artistry, they naturally turn to abandoned buildings, where they are free to paint from floor to ceiling and visitors can view their works for one low admission price – free. Check out how street artists renovate abandoned buildings, one mural at a time.

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Every page of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, illustrated by self-taught artist Matt Kish

Every page of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, illustrated by self-taught artist Matt Kish | D_sign | Scoop.it

Into the black hole of the human soul in acrylic and ink.

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The Average Font

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What happens when you layer every single font, including the ugly ones, on top of one another? You get The Average Font, a typographic experiment by Vienna-based Moritz Resl. With over 900 typefaces installed on his computer, Resl wrote software that would use every single font with low opacity to create each character from a to z.

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London's garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime'

London's garden bridge: 'It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime' | D_sign | Scoop.it

Take one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor and what do you get? A floating forest across the Thames. But can anyone actually say what the £175m garden bridge is for?

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Design masterpieces created by anonymous geniuses

Design masterpieces created by anonymous geniuses | D_sign | Scoop.it

Before you write off these items as trash, you should know that each piece in Franco Clivio’s collection is there for a reason.

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The cartographer who mapped out Gotham City

The cartographer who mapped out Gotham City | D_sign | Scoop.it

Batman has been guarding Gotham for 75 years, but its city limits weren't defined until 1998.

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These ultra-minimalist movie posters speak volumes

These ultra-minimalist movie posters speak volumes | D_sign | Scoop.it

A project of the Spanish design firm atipo, the ultra-minimalist movie poster collection 'Papers For Characters' takes iconic movies like Jaws and Rear Window and strips them down to their most basic elements. Those elements are translated into the insanely specific medium of papers of various sheet weights and textures, which are then hand manipulated to release the artistic soul of the film as expressed through the medium of design.

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Brazil's anti-World Cup street art

Brazil's anti-World Cup street art | D_sign | Scoop.it

With the World Cup starting in Brazil this week, we look at some of the street art that shows that not everyone is looking forward to The Greatest Show on Earth.

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Culinary Canvas, a tumblog of greatness

Culinary Canvas, a tumblog of greatness | D_sign | Scoop.it

Beautiful assemblages of fruit and veggies to paint a picture on a plate.

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Exhibiting GIFs: an interview with curator Jason Eppink

Exhibiting GIFs: an interview with curator Jason Eppink | D_sign | Scoop.it

Jason recently curated The Reaction GIF: Moving Image as Gesture, which exhibits a set of GIFs he identified in consultation with redditors.

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Can architecture foster dignity?

Can architecture foster dignity? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Believing the lack of dignity is a motivator of crime, MASS Design Group has dedicated their fourth Beyond the Building video series to the notion that architecture has the capacity to build peace.

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The best small houses of the year

The best small houses of the year | D_sign | Scoop.it

The American Institute of Architects' Small Projects Award recognizes great architecture on a small scale.

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A giant fake wall of amps and speakers that will never blow a fuse

A giant fake wall of amps and speakers that will never blow a fuse | D_sign | Scoop.it

If your tastefully decorated apartment doesn't quite reflect the rock star lifestyle you've always fantasized about, here's an easy way to add a little bit of rock and roll to your abode. What looks like a wall covered in stacks of loudspeakers and amplifiers is actually just a clever wallpaper design that brings no risk of annoying your next-door neighbors.

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Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary | D_sign | Scoop.it

His arrest came soon after the artist was profiled in a Financial Times article, which featured his latest installation -- a diorama of Tiananmen Square covered in ground meat.

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The design poblems Google must solve in its self-driving car

The design poblems Google must solve in its self-driving car | D_sign | Scoop.it

Is this kind of cuteness appropriate for such a break-through vehicle? After all, this isn't just one out of a line of similar but more daunting competitors: It is the very first of its kind, and as such, it has to solve problems unseen by anyone before.

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